National Jeweler Network



Vibhor Gems names industry vet as president

Author and former Hearts On Fire executive Peter Smith has been appointed president of New York City-based Vibhor Gems, joining the company in time for Las Vegas market week.


Is Amazon looking to take on Etsy?

Two online postings suggest the online retail giant is establishing a handmade marketplace to rival Etsy, which has seen its stock drop since going public in March.


Dream of being on air? JTV is looking for talent

The broadcast network is holding open auditions beginning Friday morning at the Courtyard Las Vegas South. 


Nordstrom introduces shopping via text

Salespeople or stylists now can send customers messages about a product they might like and all they have to do is text back “BUY” to purchase it.


New conference calls for crowd funding support

Slated for next March ahead of the JA New York Spring show, the Jewelry Industry Summit will focus on discussing sustainability and responsible sourcing.


Watch, jewelry veteran Steve Shonebarger dies

The longtime executive who held positions with Corum, Bulgari, Harry Winston and, most recently, de Grisogono passed away suddenly on Sunday. 


Blue Nile store to open in New York mall

The online retailer revealed a bit more about its plans to open a store where consumers can try on--but not buy--jewelry during the company’s earnings call Friday morning.


Borsheims’ golden diamond still up for grabs

The Omaha retailer has moved many stones during Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders event but the 50.02-carat fancy yellow remains in stock.


Macy’s gets into the off-price business

The retailer will open four Macy’s Backstage stores this fall in the New York City area that will sell marked-down merchandise, including jewelry.